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2,000 Members and Counting…City Clerk Cafe

city_clerk_coloredWhere can you learn about storage apps such as Dropbox, gather tips for taking minutes, and exchange stories from the frontline of a City Clerk?  You can do all this (and more!) on the The City Clerk Cafe on LinkedIn.  And that’s probably why so many city clerks–2,000-plus actually–have joined this LinkedIn group.

The City Clerk Cafe has thousands of members from all around the country, giving clerks the opportunity to connect, network, and brainstorm together in an organized forum.  It also allows members to track discussions, search for jobs, ask questions, share advice, and get updates on the latest seminars and conferences.  And the best part is you can choose the frequency and depth of the updates you receive straight to your work Inbox by customizing your settings and choosing the conversations you subscribe to. Read more >

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Making a Flexible, Alternative, or Compressed Schedule “Work”

Flextime, compressed work schedules, telecommuting, and working from home have always been championed by workers, and scrutinized by management.  But after Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer took only two weeks maternity leave, then abolished working from home for Yahoo! employees, it seems work/life balance practices are being probed even more, despite the uprising of technologies and systems that make flexible and alternative work situations easier than ever to employ.

So how does an employee or manager successfully implement an alternative work schedule or flexible hours so both employee and employer benefit?  First, an approach must be defined, then the benefits and disadvantages weighed, and finally, a policy must be implemented. Read more >

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